Persian music: The heart is no foreign country

They play their music to remember
and to forget.
Tonbak and tar.
To love, and to blunt
what they remember of their country.
Tonbak and tar,
drum and lute,
send their music across borders
to the cosmos,
and to the heart.
The heart is no foreign country.

Sandra Renew

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